Princess Mononoke Revealed: The Real Mythology & History Explained.
The Studio Ghibli classic, Princess Mononoke changed the way I saw the world and inspired my interest in Japanese Mythology. In this video, I will break down and explain the real mythology, folklore & history referenced by this Anime masterpiece.
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Victo Ngai, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Here is my final point…About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography…What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, or take into my body as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet? And for those who are having a little moral dilemma in your head about how to answer that question, I’ll answer it for you. NONE of your fucking business. Take that to the bank, cash it, and go fucking on a vacation out of my life.
Mosul, Iraq, was finally liberated from ISIS in July 2017 after nine months of devastating battle. The city is the second largest in Iraq, and it was here that the Caliphate was proclaimed in 2014. A look at the situation in Mosul today.
The rule of so-called Islamic State has left deep scars in Mosul. Thousands of buildings were reduced to rubble during the fight to regain the city from the armed group. Some say the battle in Mosul on 10 July, 2017 was the most serious combat operation since World War II. Mosul needs to be rebuilt – but who will oversee this? Who will restore the cultural heritage destroyed by ISIS? And who is capable of keeping the city secure?
Filmmaker Anne Poiret spent a year following Iraqis’ efforts to rebuild their city. Her film documents the difficulties they face, and portrays those who have lost everything. Some of Mosul’s residents are carrying on the search for the thousands of people still missing today. Others are considering leaving the city. And others still yearn for revenge. But there are also those who wish for the return of ISIS. These days, families of supporters haunt the city, hiding from Shiite militias sent there to hunt them down.
The future of the country, the entire region, and possibly the whole world rests on the situation in this city. And warns that failures of the international community, laxity of the Iraqi administration, and a rise in corruption and instability could provide ISIS with an opening to regain strength.
Kasper Bjorke Quartet + VSN7 + ELSBETH + you must hate me.
If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture?
Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.
Marcus Jendretzke, Stuttgart, Germany.
I lapsed into my pathetic cut-off period. Often with humans, both good and bad, my senses simply shut off, they get tired, I give up. I am polite. I nod. I pretend to understand because I don’t want anybody to be hurt. That is the one weakness that has lead me into the most trouble.
Trying to be kind to others I often get my soul shredded into a kind of spiritual pasta.
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